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hill to find a solution for the impending fiscal cliff today. republicans claim the white house has yet to provide specifics on how the president will curb the rapid growth of programs like medicare and medicaid. the president is insisting that tax rates go up on families that earn more than $250,000 a year. house speaker john major is adamant that any new tax bracket is coming from overhauling the tax code and clearing out tax breaks and lower rates for everyone. it is 9:06 a.m. and we'll be back in a couple of minutes. let's take a live look at bernal heights. this big tree came down and we'll have more on that in a couple of minutes. among take a look at some of this damage from the wind and rain and san francisco's berle heights neighborhood. yoli is on the scene. what street is this on? >> i believe this is virginia street. it is virginia street. i'm just getting confirmation. this jury blancs to this city and it is on the sidewalk here. according to a neighbor they heard a fall around 4:00 a.m.. it was one of those things that history was bound to fall they just did not know when.
the president is talking about the fiscal cliff. an argument with republicans and how he wants things to go forward and how to avoid the fiscal cliff. the tear- gas to say >> we know how to do that but in washington nothing is easy sell there's gonna be some prolonged negotiations. all of us are going back to get out of our comfort zone is to make that happen. i am willing to do that and i am hopeful that enough members of congress and both parties are willing to do that as well. we can solve these problems. but where the clock is really taking right now is on middle-class taxes. at the end of the year middle-class taxes that are currently in place are set to expire. middle-class tax cuts that are currently in place are set to expire. there are two things that can happen. if congress does not every family in america will see their income taxes automatically go up on january 1st. every family, everybody here will see your taxes go up when the reverse. i am assuming that does not sound too good to. it sounds like the local you get for christmas. >> that is the president talking about the fisc
deposing wants to vote. - vote nancy pelosi . >> with a so-called fiscal cliff and higher taxes for all americans looming. >> right now i will say we are nowhere. >> the house speaker blamed the stalemate on the obama administration. he said they are not taking republicans seriously with plans to close loopholes and limited deductions without raising taxes. >> off the president may disagree but the fact is if there is a another way to get revenue from upper income americans that does not hurt our economy why would we not consider it. >> the president wants to in the bush era tax cuts for people making more than a quarter of a million dollars per year. the average middle-class public to pay about 2000 a year more in taxes. >> there is no reason why 98 percent of americans have to see their taxes go up because some members of congress on the republican side want to block tax rate increases for 2 percent of the most wealthy americans. >> nancy pelosi pushing for a house vote. >> we think it would be a wonderful christmas gift for the american people to receive a tax cut in january. >> we a
is taking his case for avoiding a fiscal cliff to the philadelphia suburbs. the trip comes amid signs of impatience in the negotiations between republican leaders and the white house. the white house officials believe today's triple bill brought into for the president's case, even as republicans describe it and their tent and an obstacle to a fruitful talks. >> we are following that. we have to take a quick break we will be back with more coverage in a minute. here's a look at the james lick freeway. we have roadways that are wet all around the bay area this morning we just told him about a hot spot in the east bay. we have winds howling in the bay this morning. we have more on all of this coming up in just a minute. >> [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- ♪ you can stay in and like something... ♪ [ car alarm deactivates ] ♪ ...or you can get out there with your family and actually like something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. welcome back to the kron for morning new
. >>> treasury secretary tim geithner is holding talks about avoiding the year-end fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts. republicans are asking for more details from the white house about how president obama would curb the growth of benefit programs like medicare and medicaid. >>> the woman who could be nominated as the next secretary of state got a big show of support wednesday in the face of growing republican criticism. president obama called susan rice extraordinary and said he couldn't be more proud of the job she's done representing the u.s. at the united nations. and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton said rice has done a great job. rice has been under fire, though, for her initial comments about the deadly september attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> president obama welcomes election rival mitt romney to the white house today. they'll have a private lunch together. the president promised in his victory speech to meet with romney after their bitter campaign and consider his ideas for making government more efficient. >>> and yet another arrest this morning for
in pennsylvania and he will make another appeal for his approach to avoiding that year end fiscal cliff. the president will make the case that congress has to take action to stop taxes from going up on middle class consumers during the holiday season. republicans say they aren't impress pressed the president's latest proposal that was brought to capital hill. >>> the proposal is 1.6 trillon dollars in higher taxes, they also want $50 billion for spending in 2015, in return the president is offering to support an unspecified amount of spending cuts this year and also legislation for saving up to $400 billion from programs like medicare over a decade. >> more bay area communities are considering taxes on soda. the first city to put up the idea for a public vote was richmond. that was defeated early this month but now others -- the soda industry said the tax wouldn't work because people would just go to other cities to buy their drinks. >> all right. a second storm is really hitting the bay area. steve is tracking this storm. he will tell you what to expect all day and into your weekend.
on the fiscal cliff we may think of a big room or everybody is meeting together at once. that's not what is going on. he is meeting first with reid and then with baynor, later with the senate republican leader, and then later today with nancy pelosi. it's individual meetings that are going on today. that leaves a lot of us to wonder how much progress there is. >> and a lot of the republicans seem to be upset that the president is not meeting with them, that he is sending delegates. >> reporter: yeah, when you get down to it the big shots have to all be in the room. the top four from the hill and the president. that's what it comes down do. obviously he has in the past not exactly gotten down in the details and had others do the baring for him. one can understand that. they aren't pleased because they see a big white house pr push this week that will end tomorrow when air force one goes up to pennsylvania as the president will do a trip that will look like an election style campaign partnership. they want republicans to take higher taxes, republicans saying if we give you more taxes you
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